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Pelican Rapids 9th Annual International Friendship Festival
  Citizenship ceremony returns to the Friendship Festival
Judge John Tunheim has notified Festival organizers that he has ordered a Citizenship Ceremony for Pelican Rapids on Friday, June 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in E.L.Peterson Park. The Festival last had a ceremony in 2002. Thank you Judge Tunheim!
  Many Cultures, One Community; Music the International Language June 23-24, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006

7:00 p.m. - Verlyn Anderson From Immigrant to American program - Pelican Rapids Public Library

Friday, June 23, 2006

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Faces of Change exhibit - Pelican Rapids Public Library

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Good Neighbor picnic (free hot dogs, beverage) - Good Samaritan Center

1:00 p.m. - Citizenship Ceremony - E.L. Peterson Park (PRHS Fine Arts Auditorium in case of rain)

2:00 p.m. - Verlyn Anderson slide program about Northern Norway at Senior Citizens Center (free refreshments)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Making musical instruments and crafts from around the world - Pelican Rapids Public Library

6:30 p.m. - Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Pelican Rapids (Tour Guide Marguerite Andrews and Chris Schuelke, OTCHS) Meet at High School Parking Lot, Tour starts at Historic Blyberg House. Free cones at Scoops for Walkers after the Tour.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Riverfront Manor Anniversary party (free cake, tours, door prizes)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

9:00 a.m. - Teepee raising - E.L. Peterson Park

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest (Prizes awarded) Broadway Downtown

10:30 a.m. - Native American Dance Group by the teepee in E.L. Peterson Park.

11:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Ethnic (American, Bosnian, German, Mexican, Scandinavian, Somali, Vietnamese) Food Booths - E.L. Peterson Park

12:00 noon - Flag raising (Music by Band of Faith, "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, read by National Merit Scholar Amanda Dutcher) - E.L. Peterson Park

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Childrens crafts and games from around the world. Pinatas at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 pm - Sherin Park

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Marketplace and World Craft demonstrations - Sherin Park

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - World Music and Dance - Sherin Park Shelter


Scottish Bagpipers

Roger Tweiten
- "Music of the World" & "Spamutha" Area Youth Performers

Judy Lunseth - Folk Music

Latin Music. Local Performers

Ukrainian Music & Dance. Local Performers

Somali Music & Dance. Local Performers

Quincinera Demonstration. Local Performers

Bosnian Music & Dance. Local Performers
  Music of the World
A highlight of this year's Friendship Festival will be Roger Tweiten's presentation Music of the World.

"Roger Tweiten's World Music Presentation for children is a wonderful, multi-sensory experience. He uses puppets, recorded music, singing, and moving to music along with his extensive collection of folk instruments from his travels around the world. Roger did presentations for all my students in grades K-5, and all were thrilled and excited about the music and instruments he was sharing with them. Roger geared his presentations to the grade level in front of him. I highly recommend this presentation to anyone interested in seeing and learning more about folk instruments from around the world."
Many Cultures, One Community; Music the International Language. June 23-24, 2006, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Sponsored by the Pelican Rapids Multi-Cultural Committee and the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Taste, listen to and meet the world...without leaving town.

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